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Cephalon agreed Thursday to pay $1.2 billion to settle a long-running antitrust suit with the FTC that accused the company of paying generic-drug makers to hold off on launching their own version of narcolepsy treatment Provigil. (Credit: AP)

FTC Health Care Chief: $1.2B Cephalon Deal A Strong Warning

Cephalon Inc.'s promise to settle patent litigation without using side deals to get reverse payments as part of a $1.2 billion agreement with the Federal Trade Commission sends a "strong and important" message to the rest of the industry to change its behavior, FTC health care chief Markus Meier told Law360 on Thursday.

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